Marken is a great place to stay while you are in Amsterdam as a large number of the area’s main attractions are within easy reach. Marker Museum and Volendam Harbour are two of the interesting place to visit here. Also, well worth the effort are Damplein and Edams Museum.
To better understand Amsterdam, visit one of its museums and theaters. There are many excellent destinations to take the family for an afternoon such as Madame Tussauds, the Anne Frank House and the National Maritime Museum. Book in for a live show at Stopera, the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and the Royal Theater Carre.
If the weather is good, do what the locals do and head outside to the nearby parks and reserves. Nature lovers will want to check out Hortus Botanicus and the Westergasfabriek Culture Park, one of the places where locals come to enjoy a little slice of tranquility.
Sights such as National Monument, Dam Square and Begijnhof are popular places for visitors to Marken. Visitors with a passion for faith and religion will enjoy the serene atmosphere at New Church, the Old Church and the English Reformed Church.
If you like to grab a bargain, explore Flower Market, Kalverstraat and Dappermarkt.
See much-loved sporting heroes, the AZ Alkmaar, take to the field at the iconic AFAS Stadium, Alkmaar. On match days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs for a post-game drink.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre, the NH City Centre Amsterdam and the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.